Good news for people who develop in the Microsoft development environments, jQuery is to be adopted in Microsoft’s official development platform. I’m surprised by the announcement as Microsoft has shown preference in developing their own products rather than reusing what is out there.
Adopting jQuery is an excellent choice and Microsoft probably would drop their existing ASP.NET Ajax Framework in time to come since so many people are using jQuery already.
What excites me more is the possibility of implementing jQuery IntelliSense into Visual Studio. I love to see how that would work out.
On slight note, Nokia also adopted jQuery in their widget development platform.